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Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So His Daughter Can Rescue Mario

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Pauline Saves Mario!

Rescuing the “damsel in distress” is one of the most common stereotypes in video games. But this game developer wanted daughter to be able to save the day, as a girl, so he hacked Donkey Kong and enabled Pauline to rescue Mario. “My three year old daughter and I play a lot of old games together,” he explained on YouTube. “Her favorite is Donkey Kong. Two days ago, she asked me if she could play as the girl and save Mario. She’s played as Peach in Super Mario Bros. 2 and naturally just assumed she could do the same in Donkey Kong. I told her we couldn’t in that particular Mario game, she seemed really bummed out by that.” A little bit of hacker magic and voila!  [Polygon]

I’m Too Sexy For Insurance

What’s sexier than a security blanket? Pretty much everything. But that hasn’t stopped the insurance industry from trying to loosen its image. Sexy Insurance, a new networking site catering to insurance industry professionals, is giving MySpace a run for its edgy market share. Instead of Tom, they’ve got Sean, a self-proclaimed “refugee” of the biz, who runs the site out of his basement. His icon is an image of billionaire Warren Buffet with a speech bubble that says “I’m so sexy it hurts!” There are profiles, a following obsessed with The Office, a lounge for playing Donkey Kong, and a hilarious lo-fi video featuring 50 Cent “Fitty & Warren”. Although the new page is cool, the constant stream of new-age world music supposed to sex up the site really just makes us never want to date an agent — even if they’ll give us a discount on medical care. [Ad Freak] Keep reading »

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